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 (glō′bōs′) also glo·bous (-bəs)
Spherical; globular.

glo′bose′ly adv.
glo′bose′ness, glo·bos′i·ty (-bŏs′ĭ-tē) n.


(ˈɡləʊbəʊs; ɡləʊˈbəʊs) or


spherical or approximately spherical
[C15: from Latin globōsus; see globe]
ˈglobosely adv
globosity, ˈgloboseness n


(ˈgloʊ boʊs, gloʊˈboʊs)

having the shape of a globe; globelike.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin globōsus spherical. See globe, -ose1]
glo′bose•ly, adv.
glo•bos′i•ty (-ˈbɒs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.globose - having the shape of a sphere or ballglobose - having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey
circular, round - having a circular shape
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With the globose, 1-seeded, indehiscent fruit structure it is easy to recognize the genus.
The fruits are green, globose, 3-4 cm in diameter, smooth; rink firm and thick with 3 black seeds and 4 calyces.
Background and Aims: Delastria rosea is a hypogeous fungus characterized by its rose gleba and globose ascospores with reticulated ornamentation.
Reverse is###Conidia brown to black, very rough, globose, and measure 4-5 um in diameter.
Distinguishing features are reddish to orange color, azonate pileus, creamy white milk, crowded gills, sub-cylindric to sub-fusiform pleuromacrocystidia, cheilocystidia and globose to subglobose reticulated spores.
9 mm Conidial shape Globose to subglobose Philospore size 2.
NAP XV 162'08, a right m2 is quite worn lingually, missing the apex of the metaconid, but preserving a strong, globose protoconid (Fig.
This classification is strongly supported by morphological characteristics showing an evolution history of the most primitive species with globose internally proliferating sporangia of the subclades E and G, to perfect globose sporangia within subclades J, I and F, then contiguous grouped in subclades D and C to filamentous inflated and perfect filamentous sporangia forming subclades A and B; the latter represent the most evolved lineages known as Vanterpolii subclade B1 [9].